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Mates Ride Across the Country for Parkinson’s

Friday, 25 May 2018

Our heroes this week are a team of 8 mates that have embarked on an adventure ride from the most Western Point of Australia to the most Eastern Point. Not only is this trip ticking off a bucket list item but is…

Will and Corrie Walk the Camino

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

This weeks Shake It Up Hero is Will, who, alongside his wife, has set of to walk on different caminos throughout Europe and also penned a book (with proceeds going to Shake It Up) called “Youʼre the guy with Parkinsonʼs”. 1. What…

Exercise Shown to Improve Cognition in Parkinson’s

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

It’s well known that exercise invigorates both body and mind. Exercise studies in Parkinson’s disease (PD) have shown improved mobility and quality of life, and possibly slower rate of disease progression. But what can exercise do for memory and thinking (cognition),…

Rachel Bubb Shakes It Up for Parkinson's

Sisters Bake to Help Find a Cure For Parkinson’s

Friday, 11 May 2018

Our heroes this week are sisters Rachel and Charlotte who whipped up some yummy desserts to sell at her work cafe and also asked people to donate their coffee change to help raise funds for Parkinson’s research.  While their motivation…

Coffs Harbour Boxing

Can Boxing Knock Out Parkinson’s Symptoms?

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

The big question is, what is the most effective type of exercise to help a Parkinson’s sufferer slow down the advance of the condition? As of late boxing has shown to have a positive impact on Parkinson’s symptoms. This full-body workout,…

Pause 4 Parkinson’s Afternoon Tea Honours Arnie’s Memory

Friday, 27 April 2018

Our hero this week is Cheryl who hosted an afternoon tea for Pause 4 Parkinson’s.   Cheryl’s husband Arnie sadly passed away last year but hasn’t stopped her from continuing to honour his memory and raising funds for a cure.  The afternoon tea hosted friends…

Trekking the El Camino for Parkinson's

Marion and Jess join us on Camino for a Cure

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Welcome to Marion and Jess who are joining us on the El Camino Trek for Parkinson’s. Marion was diagnosed with Parkinson’s last year but that hasn’t stopped her from enjoying what she loves. Her daughter Jess jumped at the chance…

Our Hero this week is the “Parky Park Runner”

Friday, 20 April 2018

Our hero this week was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at the age of 52 but is committed to keeping fit and healthy while raising funds for research.   If you saw the UniteForParkinson’s video on World Parkinson’s Day you may have noticed…

Michael J. Fox on Good Morning America

Michael J. Fox talks about his new acting role

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Today, Michael J. Fox appeared on “Good Morning America” to discuss his new guest arc on ABC’s “Designated Survivor” and the importance of connecting people to clinical trials. Michael is playing a Washington attorney named Ethan West who is appointed…

Music Gig Raises Funds for Parkinson’s Research

Friday, 13 April 2018

Our hero this week hosted a Music Gig to support his Dad who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s.  For Iain, it was fantastic to raise funds for Parkinson’s research but the ultimate reward was seeing his dad stay until the second last band,…

Clyde talks about Parkinson’s with Chris Smith on 2GB

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

    Close to 110,000 Australians live with Parkinson’s Disease. While often associated with the elderly, the average age of diagnosis is just 65. Co-Founder of the Shake It Up Foundation, Clyde Cambell was diagnosed with Parkinson’s eight years ago. He…